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today and tomorrow before we start to cool off a tad. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. we had some more exact information now about road closures involved in this. what sounds like a one-alarm fire in a photography business near 7th and brannan. so we understand that brannan is actually closed or at least lanes blocked between sixth and seventh so avoid that stretch. fire crews are telling us the fire is contained, some smoke still coming from the building and they hope to open some lanes within the next little bit so they are telling us hopefully shortly they will open some lanes but brannan at least some lanes blocked between 6th and 7th. no other major accidents on the roads anywhere out there so quiet on the chp reports. so here's live look at the san mateo bridge where traffic is free-flowing and nice dry commute, big change from last week so look good between hayward and the peninsula. that is your traffic. back to you.
>> thank you. a pot left on the stove, that's what firefighters tell us sparked a fire at an apartment in san francisco early this morning. it broke out at about 3:30 in the building at 19th avenue and lawton street. about 40 people were forced to evacuate for an hour. one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. the city of hercules declares an emergency because of the slides that are threatening eight homes there. some of those homes are literally holding up the side of the hill that came tumbling down in the recent rains. the wall of mud is as high as the first floor of the home. one of the home owners gave cbs 5 a look inside. that's where the hill had burst through the windows and the walls. the owner wants to move into the house he just bought. >> i want my house to be livable. that's all i want. i want them to take that dirt out of might have yard. i want to keep my house. very simple. >> the city of hercules is working on ways to prevent more sliding and to keep the homes from being pushed into the
street. four homes have been red- tagged. four others have been yellow- tagged. santa cruz county's board of supervisors has approved a resolution asking the governor to declare a state of emergency there. there was a flash flood in capitola -- actually two of them, thursday and saturday. the town also is expected to seek aid separately to help pay for the $10 million in damage. and more weather-related problems. this time in the south bay. that's where a massive slide is cutting off people in a remote community. kiet do is in morgan hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. crews are trying to clear at least one lane of this mud slide out here in santa clara county. and dump trucks and bulldozers have been working since the weekend trying to clear what's perhaps one of the biggest slides in the bay area. one of the major complications has been the trees. about a dozen of them some as tall as 100 feet crashed down with the mud and rocks along croix road on sunday. power and telephone service to
a dozen homes is cut off. the only road goes into and out of the small swedish village. >> our car wouldn't make it out. we had to go over the top and down around to borrow a neighbor's four-wheel drive. then we are going to town to get gas and supplies. >> reporter: so the hills out here are very saturated. in march alone they got 16" of rain and for the season they got more than 61" of rain. that is more than double what is normal out here. sydnie? >> kiet, thank you. kiet do in morgan hill. it is 6:03 now. there will be more testimony from former pro baseball players when barry bonds' perjury trial resumes about 2.5 hours from now. yesterday ex-as slugger jet stream told the court he got undetectable steroids from bonds' former trainer. jason giambi is one of athletes who testified. two others including giambi's
brother jeremy and long-time giants outfielder marvin benard also said at the got banned drugs from greg anderson. anderson is in jail for refusing to testify against bonds. the cross-examination of benard will continue today. 6:04. let's check weather and traffic. let's go to lawrence who is talk 70s, maybe 80s. lawrence, the best meteorologist ever!! >> that's what i like to hear, sydnie. wait until it starts raining again. [ laughter ] high pressure, you can see that big dome rolling in toward the west coast, that is going to bring with it the offshore winds and yes, some gorgeous weather outside. still a couple of patches of fog along the coast early on this morning. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. high clouds. spectacular day, temperatures up to 82 degrees in santa rosa, 82 napa, about 80 in concord, 79 in fremont, and about 78 degrees in san jose. you get the idea, it's going to be one of those spectacular days around the bay area.
and even warmer for tomorrow. all right. let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. once again, out to san francisco. near 7th and brannan it sounds like chopper 5 is heading out there as we speak. but again, right now 7th and 6th partially blocked at brannan due to this one-alarm fire, commercial building. fire crews are still out there. they tell us the fire is out. they should hopefully re-open streets in that area shortly. but again, chopper 5 is heading out there so we'll hopefully bring you a live report there in just a moment. in the meantime we have a couple of mass transit updates. ace train we are just learning train number 3 is 10 minutes behind schedule. also, if you ride muni cable car, the powell mason cable caroline has been shut down since monday i believe and service is suspended until this friday april 1st. they are doing some maintenance issues on the cable car line, so bus are in place. everything is on time on bart and caltrain. more traffic coming up in the
meantime, back to you. >> thank you. 6:05. the transfer of now libya today and how the u.s. could get rebels more fire power in their fight against moammar qaddafi. >> plus, a california snowboarder buried alive. his desperate call for help all captured on cell phone video. >> and what's in a name? one group wants to give san francisco's tenderloin a makeover. the beefy debate over what they want to rename it when we come back. ,,
switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. we have been waiting for a day like today. a lot of sunshine all around the bay area. 70s and 80s by the afternoon, warmer tomorrow. we'll talk about that coming up. >> thank you. today nato is taking over full control of the military operation in libya. the u.s. stepping up its assault on libyan targets. 22 cruise missiles have been fired at weapons storage sites around tripoli yesterday and today. president obama is now considering whether the u.s. should provide weapons to the rebels. on the "cbs early show" this morning, the president will discuss the u.s. involvement in libya. you can see his interview
starting at 7:00 here on cbs 5. in japan, radiation in sea water near the crippled nuclear power plant is at its highest level yet. nuclear safety officials say its more than 3300 times the legal limit. that is a sign that more contaminated water is leaking from the complex into the ocean. but they insist it is not a threat to human health. the stress of the crisis though taking a toll on the president of the plant's utility. he has been hospitalized for high blood pressure. it is 6:10 now. santa cruz is dealing with damage to its harbor nearly three weeks after the tsunami. the big waves caused by the earthquake off japan sunk 14 boats at the santa cruz harbor, more than 100 people turning out for a meeting last night to get updates on repair efforts. damage estimates for the harbor are $29 million and there is plenty of hidden damage still
being assessed. there's damage to the structural components under the dock and some of those are metal plates that are used to screw together the structural pieces. some of the docks are missing flotation underneath. >> entire docks are missing, as well. so the harbor now has more boats than places to dock them. how do you solve a $30 million budget deficit? well, the board in charge of caltrain just says yes. a review by the "san jose mercury news" says the board has unanimously proposed everything for the last few years, including salary increases, fare hikes, service cuts and closing several train stations. in some cases. "mercury news" reports board members never even asked a single question when according to raising the fares. he was just elected lieutenant governor but this morning, we'll tell you about the new job gavin newsom is eyeing. >> plus, saving baseball over at cal what could keep bats swinging for another season. coming up.
firefighters have just contained it is 6:15. we are following breaking news in san francisco. firefighters have just contained a fire near 7th and brannan streets. >> joining us now on the telephone is holly quan who has the latest. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, brannan street between 6th and 7th are closed. the firefighters have contained the fire in the rear of a building housing oscar's photo lab a long-time photo business south of market that uses chemicals and electronic equipment but they believe the fire broke out in the dumpster area in fact rear. above the lab is a live- workplace for tonics. the smoke filled warehouse is where they do taste tests for new soda flavors. so they say next year they will see smoke flavors in their sodas. [ laughter ] >> reporter: everything is okay.
the two guys got out and now they are trying to assess the damage. >> a little suspicious if it was in the dumpster. >> reporter: yeah. they don't think so. they think it was, you know, accidental and it looks like right now the firefighters will obviously be investigating this, but right now as the fire is out, the streets around here do remain closeed. >> okay. that could affect some of our morning commute. all right, holly quan thank you very much, with kcbs radio. and this is a good place to turn to elizabeth wenger and find out what's happening traffic wise there and around the rest of the bay area. >> yeah. as holly just mentioned, brannan right now is shut down for that block stretch between 6th and 7th. we can show you some pictures from chopper 5. as you can see, this is where they blocked it off right at 7th so again blocked for that stretch between there and 6th. also we understand that 7th is closed off at brannan. avoid the area. they are expected to re-open at least a couple of lanes here
shortly. so in the meantime avoid it but hopefully here in the next 15 minutes they will get something re-opened or you can use townsend or bryant as your alternates across that stretch. as holly mentioned as well, the fire is now out. so now it's a matter of cleaning up. all right. elsewhere bay bridge looks good here. they should be turning the metering lights on very soon. usually around this time between 6:20, 6:30 they begin to turn them on so that's when we start to see our usual backups. unfortunately, as well. but for right now you're good to go into san francisco. and pretty quick trip up the incline towards the "s" curve. looks like we just lost our shot at the san mateo bridge but i can tell you the traffic is fine between hayward and foster city. and mass transit is all running on time except for ace. ace train number 3 still about 10 to 11 minutes behind schedule. ace train number one was on time. bart, muni metro and caltrain also look good. that is your traffic. let's get another update on your beautiful forecast. lawrence has nothing but good news this morning. >> that rainbow we saw in your
traffic, that's the only rainbow we'll see all day long, guaranteed. lots of sunshine today, starting out with patchy fog and high clouds, as well. 40s and 50s not unusual. but by the afternoon, it's going to be something else. we have lots of sunshine, 70s and 80s this afternoon, breezy in the hills, other good under a huge dome of high pressure now building into california. look at the rotation around that ridge of high pressure a clockwise rotation bringing in the weak offshore winds especially inland and that will allow for some warming to continue around the bay area, probably not only today but tomorrow. record temperatures tomorrow. how about some temperatures? looking good. 79 morgan hill, 77 mountain view, 74 degrees in san mateo. and 77 degrees in union city. some 80s breaking out in parts of the east bay today as high as 81 in pleasanton, 81 walnut
creek, 80 concord. inside the bay looking good. 77 in oakland and about 77 degrees in hayward. how about the north bay? temperatures up into the 70s and 80s near record levels as we hit 82. that will tie a record in santa rosa. also 82 that would tie a record in the napa valley as well so you get the idea, this is an unusual day but we'll take it. been waiting for a day like this for quite some time, maybe warmer tomorrow. slight cooling on friday, maybe more of a sea breeze then and yes, there is a slight chance, just a slight chance. a few showers, clouds moving in, cooler temperatures for saturday. after that start drying out, warmer temperatures next week. that's a look at weather, guys. back to you. >> thank you. time now is 6:19. he was just elected as california's lieutenant governor. but gavin newsom might have other plans for the future. newsom is thinking of running for governor again. that's according to the "san francisco chronicle." but the paper does say newsom will support governor brown as long as he wants to stay in
office. a california snowboarder buried alive and he is alive to tell about it. james drummond was wearing a helmet cam while boarding at mount shasta ski park last week. he fell head first into a tree well. that's a pocket of snow at the bottom of a tree. it took him nearly 30 minutes to reach his cell phone, and his wife just happened to call him at that exact moment. >> leanne, call the ski patrol. >> what? >> call the ski park. i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> are you serious? >> callthem! >> well, the ski patrol found drummond in about 30 minutes and amazingly, he was not hurt. >> wow, that guy is lucky. there is still a chance that cal's baseball team will play another season. donors have raised about $9 million to safety team. that's just a million shy of
the money needed to help reinstate the program over the next 7 to 10 years. an announcement could come as early as tomorrow. earlier this year, cal announced that this would be baseball as last season due to budget cuts. >> there are more pro players from cal right now, alumni in major league baseball, so would you think that -- than any other school. so some of those guys probably ponied up. so that's good news. it is 6:21. a mountain lion in suburbia. the big cat was cornered in a local backyard. why officers felt they had to shoot to kill. >> plus, up seen those full body x-ray machines at the airport? this morning what researchers are saying about the possible cancer risk. ♪ that airline is gonna nail that frequent flyer with restrictions when he tries to use his miles. ♪ that's a lot of red tape! step on it! [ tires screech ] ♪
we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! (train child) the train is now arriving. (announcer) the train has arrived indeed. amtrack. enjoy the journey.
performing today.. more than a year after it drowned a trainer at this would be a good place to avoid right now in san francisco. this is the intersection of 7th and brannan. a lot of fire crews still out there. and earlier, a small fire at a photography business is now out. but several streets are still blocked in the area. so we're dealing with that plus a new traffic alert just issued in mountain view. so we'll talk all about your morning commute coming up in your traffic report in just a few minutes. >> thank you. it is 6:24. a killer whale returns to performing today more than a year after it drowned a trainer at seaworld in florida.
the animal is scheduled to be part of the park's "believe" show this morning. trainers won't be allowed to swim with the whale again because of the attack. the park has made millions of dollars worth of safety upgrades since that trainer's death. a mountain lion in a neighborhood. state fish & game said they had no choice but to shoot it. people in redwood city first saw that big cat near alameda de las pulgas and whipple avenue yesterday morning. they thought about tranquilizing it when it was found in a backyard but they said they had to use deadly force because the mountain lion was acting aggressively. >> if this animal is hit with a dart how is it going to react? where is it going to go? no matter the direction it would go into a neighborhood here. >> a necropsy will determine whether that mountain lion was sick. so what's in a name? one group blames it for a bay area neighborhood received avenue reputation. peta has a beef with san
francisco's tenderloin name. the group claims that the echoes cruelty to animals so they are now asking mayor ed lee to rename the distric tempe, a vegan cruelty-free food. >> it's such a vibrant neighborhood. parts of it are seedy but there are a lot of kids there tenderloin child care center. 6:26. coming up we'll have the latest on a fire closing streets in san francisco. >> and candy and sugar will do it. how food dye could be making kids hyper. >> and a steroids confession in the barry bonds perjury trial. the shocking testimony from some baseball all stars. what they received from the slugger's trainer. and a tiny little village here in santa clara county that's been cut off for four days by a mud slide could finally see some relief. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up.
good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, the 30th of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 6::29. almost 6:30. let's start with a quick check of your weather and traffic. i know you'll like the weather report. lawrence? >> yes. i bear good news today! isn't that nice? i'm not talking about rainfall. we're talking about sunshine and near record-breaking temperatures around the bay area. going to be a gorgeous day. a few clouds but by the afternoon look at the numbers. we haven't seen weather like this all year long. temperatures in the 70s and 80s in many spots, maybe warmer than that. let's check sunshine and traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. let's go back out to mountain view. now we're dealing with a new issue here. unfortunately, a new traffic alert just issued. el camino real, southbound ramp to southbound 85 is shut down right now. there is a big rig involved in a construction project that's stuck in some mud. they had to go ahead and close that ramp. so yeah, problems there. avoid that ramp if you can. also, we're still dealing with
these road closures south of market in san francisco. i know frank and sydnie have a lot more on that. >> we do. thank you. we're following developing news in san francisco. just within the past few minutes, firefighters did knock down a fire in soma. >> this is the second fire in the city this morning. flames breaking out at a building on 7th and brannan just about 45 minutes ago. firefighters tell us it started in the dumpster behind that building. but the fire not considered suspicious. two people were in the building which doubles as a live-work space. they actually make organic soda flavors. but they both got out okay. so right now, firefighters trying to assess the damage. streets in that area are closed at this hour. and people living in an apartment building in the sunset neighborhood have been allowed back in after an early- morning fire there. we're told the fire started with a pot that was left on the stove in the kitchen. the fire at 19th avenue and lawton streets broke out about 3:30 in the building this
morning. about 40 people all evacuated for about an hour. one person taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. three others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. 6:32. a state of emergency declared because of a big mud slide in the east bay. let's go to anne makovec. she is in hercules where that slide is a threat to at least eight homes. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see the concrete barrier that the city put up recently trying to make sure that the street will be safe when and if that hill does just completely end up falling into the roadway here. you can see that fence right by the house, this is one of the red-tagged houses. one of the four red-tagged houses. the fence is falling into the home. and the whole hillside just creeping down at this point. very unstable situation. eight homes total are threatened. the four red-tagged homes and then four more homes were
yellow-tagged on monday. yesterday, we got a look inside one of these red-tagged homes. you can see everything is buckling. the walls cracking, the fireplace buckling and the man who owns the home had just bought it and wasn't even able to move in yet. so definitely a sad situation for him. it's looking like that home as well as at least a couple of others will not be able to survive. >> we also are looking at the possibility of what it would take to actually remove the homes, however given that the homes are really serving as a retaining wall right now, there most certainly has to be additional steps besides just removing the homes. >> reporter: so there's a lot of questions this morning about why did the city allow development on this hillside since this has been prone to mud slides in the past and is this just the culmination of that? was this just a matter of time before this happened? so there's going to be a lot of discussion about that as well as who is going to end up
paying for this. the emergency declaration by the city last night is going to clear the way for state and federal disaster funds. but the state still has to approve those. we don't know how long that is going to take. in the meantime, homes like this one hanging in the balance. frank and sydnie? >> yeah, you have to really feel for those residents especially that home owner who said he just bought the home hadn't even moved in yet. wow. what bad luck and timing. >> reporter: it's worth probably about zero dollars now. they're nice homes. it's a very nice neighborhood. it's definitely a sad situation. >> frustrating situation. anne, thank you. anne makovec in hercules. well, the landslide problems don't end there. a massive slide in santa clara county is cutting off people in a remote community there. kiet do is in morgan hill with more on that side of the story. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the tiny little swedish american village sveadal has been cut off since sunday and
they are trying to open a lane by the end of the day to the town. the slide itself is huge, america 200 feet long and it's been called one of the largest slides in the bay area. about a dozen redwoods some 100 feet tall crashed down with the mud and rocks on the road on sunday. power and telephone service to all of the homes about a dozen or so, also has been cut off. and many of the neighbors some of them over 65 years old are running low on supplies and trying to conserve. [ pause ] >> we're all very organized up there. everything is good. you know? except for the freezer. you know? but we just don't open the door there. hanging in pretty good. >> and a lot of the residents out here say they can't even walk over the slide because the muck is so deep that it's like quicksand. frank? >> well, at least they got sunshine in the forecast for the next several days except for saturday, i guess. that's good news. okay, kiet do live in morgan
hill, thank you. 6:35. let's find out about that forecast and the nice break we are gating from the rain. lawrence? >> yeah. we really do need that break from all the stormy weather. the mountains coming down, the mud slides, looks like we are getting it, folks. this ridge of high pressure going to hold on now and going to bring with it some offshore winds. some drying winds coming to the bay area meaning temperatures soaring in the bay area. thought it was nice in the 70s and 60s? by this afternoon 9 to 12 degrees warmer, a lot of 70s and 80s in the bay area and we're not done there. we have more warm weather coming our way looks like toward tomorrow. maybe even a little bit warmer outside with some of those temperatures moving into the mid-80s, the warmer spots cooling off a little bit on friday. slight chance of a weak storm as we head in towards saturday. right now, let's get a check of our traffic with elizabeth. >> we are dealing with a couple of problems on the roads. first the city streets in san francisco south of market streets blocked off near 7th and brannan. actually brannan is shut down
between 6th and 7th. there is also a closure at 7th and brannan. earlier fire at oscar's photo lab. fire crews say the fire is out. the investigation continues. they are still kind of cleaning up, mopping up the scene. so they were hoping to have at least a couple of lanes re- opened here in the next little bit. but again, that investigation continues. so maybe not likely anytime soon. also we are still dealing with this traffic alert in mountain view. el camino real the southbound ramp to southbound 85 remains shut down. we have a big rig stuck in some mud. soto crews are on the way. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. the city of santa cruz still dealing with damage to its harbor nearly three weeks after the tsunami in japan. kcbs radio's matt bigler has details of repair efforts that are ongoing. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, there's still a lot of very unhappy boat owners in the city of santa cruz. last night the harbor hosted a
community meeting for a lot of those boat owners to get together, find out the latest information about the tsunami damage and allow them to vent some of their frustrations about the pace of the recovery. some of the boat owners are unhappy with the way things have been handled. including some say they want the harbor tsunami-proofed so the next time the big waves strike they are better able to ride out the waves inside the harbor. others say they should be able to sail their boats out to sea before the wave strikes if they have a big enough heads up so that they can hopefully ride out the waves at sea and there is less damage inside the harbor. it's a very small harbor. damage estimates now nearly about $30 million. that includes 14 sunken ships that are in the harbor. most of those have been recovered. the port director says there is still plenty of hidden damage being assessed. >> there is damage to the structural components underneath the docks.
and some of those are metal plates that are used to screw together structural pieces. some of the docks are missing flotation underneath. >> reporter: this week the harbor passed an emergency declaration which, if approved by the state, the state should cover about 75% of that damage to the harbor and to the ships as well or to the boats. and then there is also assistance from the feds. if fema decides to chip in, they should cover 75% of the remaining damage after the state does its part. that's the latest. back to you guys. >> thank you, matt bigler kcbs radio. it is 6:39. former pro baseball players will take the stand again when barry bonds' perjury trial resumes in a couple of hours. yesterday, ex-as slugger jason giambi told the court he got undetectable steroids from bonds' former trainer. giambi is one of seven athletes who testified. two others including giambi's brother jeremy and long-time giants outfielder marvin benard
also said they got banned drugs from greg anderson. anderson is in jail for refusing to testify against bonds. cross-examination of benard will continue today. time now 6:40. it's not just sugar. the concern about what food dye could be doing to kids. >> plus, how a fruit could be the secret to getting better gas mileage. >> and this is the ultimate fishing story. how three men were able to wrestle an 8-foot shark that jumped into their boat. >> the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. so let's take a quick peek at some of the early numbers on this wednesday. well, we have a nice forecast and so far the markets all looking real good. green lights all the way across the board. we have an update from ashley morrison out of new york when we come back. the internet on a plane! are you from the future? um, no. cleveland. listen cleveland, your savings account is stuck in the past! earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com.
well, we have been waiting for this for quite some time. a little mini heat wave rolling into the bay area to bring you lots of sunshine, chopper 5 up and check out those spectacular clouds near palo alto. looking fantastic. some high clouds moving overhead. those should scatter toward the afternoon. going to see a whole lot of sunshine coming our way and what looks like a fantastic day ahead. still, we are starting out with a couple of those high clouds and patchy fog at the coast. temperatures running in the 40s
and 50s. not all that spectacular. this afternoon will be. as those numbers soaring into the 70s and 80s, high pressure building in. got a weak offshore flow trying to develop and that means we are going to see some nice weather all around the bay area. here's that ridge. you can see that nice clockwise rotation all around that ridge meaning we are drying things out across the entire state. going to be spring out there finally and indeed, those temperatures will continue to warm up at least for another day under high pressure. and then we'll watch things start to cool off as we head in toward the weekend. still, let's talk about some of the fantastic numbers. 69 degrees and sunny in half moon bay. 77 degrees in sunnyvale. 79 in fremont. and about 78 degrees in san jose. east bay temperatures warming up into the 70s and the 80s by the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. and the north bay some of the warmest temperatures you get some of the winds going down slope and that means temperatures going to heat up in places like santa rosa, about 82 napa, so we are working on a spectacular day today. it won't stop there.
more sunshine coming our way for tomorrow even a little warmer. cooling off slightly into friday. much cooler as we head into the weekend even a slight chance of showers on saturday, but after that temperatures warm up and we dry right back out. let's check your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. video taken a little while ago from chopper 5, fire crews unfortunately still out there south of market area of san francisco. good intersection to avoid right now would be this area near 7th and brannan streets. fire at a commercial building a one-alarm fire is now out. has been for a good 45 minutes or so. a lot of roads are still blocked. fire crews are still mopping. brannan is shut down between 6th and 7th. and there is also another closure at 7th where it meets up with brannan. so again, no clue yet when they are going to clear the scene. we were hoping it would be clear by now but again the investigation continues at this hour even though the fire has
been knocked down. all right. let's go out to chopper 5. chopper 5 is live over palo alto along the peninsula 101 traffic moves well, headlights heading northbound. looks good right now. they are heading towards the scene of a traffic alert we got going on right now in mountain view. the ramp is shut down at el camino real southbound ramp to southbound 85. we understand that there is a big rig stuck in the mud. i guess it was out there doing some kind of construction project. so hopefully by the end of the show this morning, we'll bring you some live pictures there. in the meantime, let's go to our maps we can show you what it looks like at the bay bridge toll plaza, where the metering lights have been on now for more than 15 minutes. so the backups extend just beyond the first overcrossing. 10-minute wait to get on the bridge but there are no incidents at the bay bridge toll plaza. for the latest traffic updates, remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your weather and traffic. back to you. >> thank you. stocks on the rise in this morning's early-morning trading on wall street. jason brooks is enjoying a
holiday. ashley morrison is work. she's with cbsmoneywatch in new york and joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: yes, i am, good morning. some positive news on the jobs front with private employers adding more than 200,000 jobs in march. that's according to a report released this morning by payroll data company adp. on friday, though, investors will get a broader picture of the labor market when the government releases its big monthly jobs report. wall street, let's see how investors are reacting. they like the news. the dow is already up by 56. we'll get the nasdaq for you also higher by 12.5. let's check some local stocks. qualcomm up 40 cents alumina up by a quarter. the u.s. treasurely expects three banks to repay a total of $7.4 billion. $245billion in taxpayer money
was used to rescue big banks and firms during the financial crisis but after today the government will have gotten back $2 51 billion. new fears of a double dip in the housing market. a new report finds home prices fell in 19 of 20 big cities in january. they are off now more than 30% since 2006. in four of those cities, home values are at their lowest level in 11 years. analysts say there is way too much supply especially with foreclosures accounting for almost a third of the market. most economists expected to take another two years before the market gets back on its feet. well, airlines are doing a better job arriving and departing on time but new data shows they are losing baggage at record levels. worldwide, nearly 30 million bags did not arrive on the same flight as their owners last year. that's a 6% jump from 2009. that's also more than 12 bags for every 1,000 passengers. and those preflight safety videos, you know, you never pay attention to maybe you
would if flew air new zealand. check this out. the carrier hired a fitness fanatic richard simmons to do the honors. there he goes. this video has already gone viral on the internet. and i think that would catch my attention, too. >> certainly wake you up. >> definitely watch that one. i love richard simmons. >> it's going to be a fun flight. >> all right. ashley thank you very much. ashley morrison with cbsmoneywatch. okay. if you do things last minute it could cost you a little extra the next time you fly. a low-cost airline going to charge passengers who wait to check their bags. we're talking about spirit airlines. it says it will charge people between $5 and $10 extra if they don't check their bags more than 24 hours before departure. guess you have to go online to do that. the airline calling it an early bird discount. >> you have probably seen one
of those new full body x-ray machines at airports. the cancer risk is low but it exists. an arm says they contribute less than 1% of the radiation dose a flyer gets from cosmic ray this is flight. >> how gou check your bag if you are not at the airport? >> go online and tell them you're going to have one bag to check. today an fda panel is meeting to consider a possible link between artificial food colors and hyper kids. some scientists believe artificial dyes used in candy, waffles, even salad dressing can causing adhd in children. food companies using artificial dyes argue they're safe. the panel is expected to call for more research but not ban artificial coloring altogether. so what's the secret to better gas mileage? apparently it's bananas. brazilian scientists have come up with a way of using fibers to make a lighter and stronger plastic. that means it could be used to reduce the weight of cars.
the plastic could be used on bumper, dashboards and body panels. fibers from pineapple and coconut could work, as well. somebody had to think this stuff up, you know? >> i hope they have the aroma! time for a look at what's coming up on "the early show." erica hill joins from us new york. erica you have had a busy couple of days. london on monday, with the president yesterday. and here you are back to work. >> and now i'm here with you guys this morning. >> yes >> your. >> so i think that's the topper. >> there you go. you haven't lived unless you're here. >> it's true. you know what? i would like to be in san francisco. unfortunatelyite not there this morning. but hopefully one of these days. the president laid out his case yesterday for the mission in libya monday night to the american people but there were still some questions specifically what happens if qaddafi doesn't step down as the president wants him to. we'll get you those answers
coming up. also there is a very moving actually kind of heart- wrenching video. here it is, a young girl posted this video about three minutes online of her talking about -- although actually never using words, talking about how she has been bullied for years. she just keeps holding up these cards. it is so powerful. it got us to think. so we gathered together a bunch of kids around her age to get their take on bullying right now in schools. what it's like, how bad it is, how do they deal with it? we are going to talk to them this morning. i think you'll be surprised at some of what they have to say. plus, it is now hard to believe but 12 years now after the tragic death of jfk, jr. still plenty of fascination of course not just with him but with the kennedy family. now there is a new book out from one of his former girlfriends, that sheds a little light on the man and also on the family. so we'll get some insight from her this morning. that and more coming your way at the top of the hour on "the early show." >> thank you very much. >> eric hill on "the early
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is ready to give way entirely. is ready to give way entirely. cules, where th bay area home owners up to their roofs in mud and the hillside is ready to give way entirely. anne makovec is in hercules where the slide is threatening at least eight homes. there she joins us now with more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. very precare just situation here along carson street in hercules. you can see here behind me the city put up these concrete barriers to protect the roadway from the mud, the ground that's just been sliding. the whole hillside is rippling as you can see here. the fence totally coming up and everything at this point very unstable. this is next to one of the red- tagged homes. there are four red-tagged homes and four more yellow-tagged just monday. yesterday we got a look inside one of these red-tagged homes. you can see just about everything buckling as far as infrastructure, cracks in the
walls, fireplace buckling. so some questions this morning about what is coming next. nobody has enough money to fix the situation between the city or the home owners association. it looks like at least a couple of these homes including this one red-tagged is probably going to have to be removed. but nobody is looking forward to that. in the meantime, they are trying for state and federal funds. the city of hercules just last night made an emergency declaration which now makes them eligible for those funds. but the state still has to approve that, which could take a while. frank? >> wow, now that it's light out, it puts perspective to it. anne makovec in hercules, thank you. there is still a chance that cal's baseball team will play another season. donors have raised about $9 million to safety team. that's one million shy to help reinstate the program over the nex seven to ten years.
we'll get an announcement for tomorrow. >> bring it back. it's been there 100 years. >> especially when the weather is so nice. >> baseball weather, bikini weather. >> bikini weather? i forgot about that. like that. we are going to see that kind of weather around the bay area today. a whole lot of sunshine, folks. this is going to be one of those days we have been waiting for, for quite some time. yup, we may be ripping up the records around the bay area today. 70s and 80s as we head in toward the afternoon even a little bit warmer as we head in toward tomorrow. >> let's not talk about saturday. >> one day at a time, sydnie. one day at a time. [ laughter ] >> then we're look good. got a great picture for you today. flying over san francisco. >> this is the day to fly. lots of sunshine. get out there and enjoy. >> i'm sorry, i keep tal. giants and as playing this afternoon! >> so as far as traffic it could be busy around at&t park. chopper 5 has been very busy this morning, unfortunately. that's not good news for the
morning commute. you are live over mountain view right now where the road remains closed. you're looking at the ramp southbound from el camino real to southbound 85. that big rig that chopper 5 just showed you that was involved in a construction project right there. well, it was stuck in the mud. we saw them digging it out so they have now got it out of the mud but unfortunately, as you can see, chp is still out there still blocking that ramp. so yeah, we got that traffic alert, roads still blocked off south of market near 7th and brannan for an earlier fire that's now out but the investigation continues there. so busy morning commute so far. >> elizabeth, thank you. you like to finish fish? >> no. [ laughter ] -- >> elizabeth, it up. you like to finish? >> no [ laughter ] you heard one about the fish that got away? here's one about the shark that didn't. how's this for a menacing image, nice teeth. 8 feet long, 370-pound shark. a fisherman says it jumped out of the water on to his 25-foot boat. >> come on. >> that's what he